On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright has agreed to a one-year deal. The 37-year-old Wainwright has been with St. Louis since making his big league debut in 2005. Wainwright made just eight starts this season because of hamstring and elbow problems, going 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA, but he pitched four times in September as the Cardinals made an unsuccessful bid for a postseason spot. Wainwright is a three-time All-Star and is fifth on the Cardinals’ career list with 148 wins and second with 1,623 strikeouts. He was a closer for the Cardinals when they won the World Series in 2006. Wainwright went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA in 2014, but he’s posted a 4.54 ERA over the four seasons since.
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